Friday, December 29, 2017 1:00 am
Youngstown State at Indiana
When: 8 p.m. today
Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington
Last game: The Hoosiers are coming off an 87-59 win at home against Tennessee Tech, while the Penguins fell at Utah State, 91-74.
Series: This will be the first meeting between the programs and the final nonconference game for the Hoosiers. Indiana is 18-4 all time against teams currently in the Horizon League.
Indiana: The Hoosiers will resume Big Ten play at Wisconsin (Tuesday) and at Minnesota (Jan. 6). ... Redshirt junior walk-on Zach McRoberts has averaged 8.5 points in his last two games. He had an IU career-high nine points against IPFW and added eight against Tennessee Tech. He also is averaging 6.0 rebounds in the last three games. ... Fifth-year senior Collin Hartman had a career-high 12 rebounds against IPFW. ... Fifth-year senior Josh Newkirk is coming off a season-high 20 points against Tennessee Tech. The Hoosiers are 4-1 when he scores 17 or more during his career. ... Junior forward Juwan Morgan has started 32 career games and leads the team in scoring (15.2), rebounds (7.3) and free throws made (54). ... Sophomore forward De'Ron Davis is third on the team averaging 10.2 points and is second at 4.5 rebounds. ... Sophomore guard Devonte Green is contributing 10.0 points in the last three games.
Youngstown State: First-year coach Jerrod Calhoun became the program's 13th head coach March 28. ... Youngstown State is 0-18 all time against Big Ten teams. ... Sophomore Braun Hartfield leads the Vikings and is eighth in the Horizon League in scoring with 14.7 points per game through 12 games. He had a career-high 33 points against Canisius on Nov. 18. He also tied a career high with five 3-pointers. ... Senior guard Cameron Morse, who averages 13.9 a game, needs 412 more points to become the third player in program history to record 2,000 points in a career. He ranks 10th all time on the Vikings' scoring list. ... Senior guard Francisco Santiago ranks eighth in school history with 306 career assists. He became the ninth player in school history with 300 assists in a career.
– Journal Gazette